Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March in Review

March began fairly lamb-like and it looks to end the same.

I wrote three short stories this month: "The Watchful Eyes of Los Abuelos", "Fed by Other Than the Sun", and "Heroes Can Live Forever". The first two are solid efforts. The last needs a good deal of work. I also penned a piece of flash entitled "Inked" which needs another quick edit before it heads out to submission land. A few stories left home for the first time in March, and I hope they don't find themselves too lost out in the wide world.

During March I put the final edits to The House Eaters. Yep, the "s" is back just 'cause I like the way it sounds better than "Eater". The title works either way. Currently, I'm querying for that one. I also tinkered with Rock Gods and Scary Monsters some. More work is needed. One of those 3 AM epiphanies struck me about Rock Gods...a "now playing" list is going to accompany each chapter to help set the tone.

I sold a few shorts, most notably to Triangulation: Dark Glass and Return of the Raven. Some long standing subs came home alone (i.e., were rejected), including a 137 wait from Murky Depths. Try, try again.

Ruthless People's Magazine was kind enough to publish my dirty little "Man Bites Man" and The Black Garden was released in March.

Oh, and I tried to anger some Morlocks, but they wouldn't bite. Do you realize they have a Wikipedia page for Birkin Bags but not Permuted Press? True.

(stupid Morlocks)


Catherine J Gardner said...

A good old month, and let's hope your April is spectacular. ;)

I prefer "The House Eaters" with the s.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Cate.

Can you smell sequel behind that s? I can, and my brain has been whirring away on other things to do with the Eaters.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, I can now. Get to it.

Natalie L. Sin said...

The "s" is definitely better : )

K.C. Shaw said...

I think I prefer it with the S too. Either way, it's a cool title!

You had a good month! Onward to April!

Jamie Eyberg said...

I have a different picture in mind when I think of a singular eater as opposed to a herd of them. I like the herd theory myself. More menacing.

I just sent the link to Man Bites Man to a buddy in journalism. He will get a kick out of it.

Another solid performance for the month of March. May April be twice as good, although you will have a heck of a time topping yourself.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Morlocks...The Time Machine?

BT said...

Lamb-like month??

So apart from the first and last day of the month, the rest was ninja-like because I would consider that a kick-arse month.

Congrats, buddy.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Can't wait to see The House Eaters in print!

Aaron Polson said...

BT - the lamb reference relates more to the weather. We had some nasty weather in between, but the 1st and 31st were both peaceful.

Aaron Polson said...

Jeremy K - Me too. Time will tell.

KC - Charge!

Natalie - More monsters are always better.

Jamie - April is shaping up to be a weird one already.

Jeremy B - Heck yeah! Love that book. I even like the movie (the older, George Pal directed version).